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Mind, body and spirit: The holistic tea trend

Mind, body and spirit: The holistic tea trend

James Dawson

Founder - Tplus Drinks

Food Matters Live in London played host to a range of food and beverage makers all eager to show off the flavours and unique ingredients, which they think will continue to trend in 2017.

Published: 05-Dec-2016

Smoothies turn to seeds to boost natural positioning

Döhler on seeds in smoothies

In an effort for products to appear as close to natural as possible, beverage producers are turning more and more to ingredients complete with skin, seeds and fruit flesh. 

Published: 28-Nov-2016

How virtual reality is helping create today's beverages

Virtual reality and beverages

Virtual reality can be a bit of fun for consumers: offering bonus content via a 3D experience. But behind the scenes in the F&B industry, it has important roles to play in how our beverages are created and made. 

Published: 17-Nov-2016

Trust and technology: The importance of transparency and innovation

Trust and technology: The importance of transparency and innovation

Stephan Herrera

VP, Public Affairs and Strategy - Evolva

More scientific innovation to produce complex ingredients and close technological collaboration to increase transparency are at the heart of trends set to define the food industry.

Published: 16-Nov-2016

5-c creator Serge Hercberg on nutrition logos, lobbies and conflicts of interest

5-c creator Serge Hercberg on nutrition logos, lobbies and conflicts of interest

Professor Serge Hercberg

Director of nutrition research - University of Paris 13

France’s ‘five colour’ logo is effective, easily understood and does not discriminate against foods such as cheese or crisps - but the food lobby is determined to block it, says its creator professor Serge Hercberg.

Published: 16-Nov-2016

CEO Exclusive: Naturex goes back to start-up roots to drive growth

CEO Exclusive: Naturex goes back to start-up roots to drive growth

Olivier Rigaud

CEO - Naturex

The world’s biggest supplier of botanical extracts, Naturex, is on track to meet the targets of its growth strategy Bright2020 which aims to see 10% of sales coming from new products, according to CEO Olivier Rigaud.

Published: 03-Nov-2016

Italian packaging & processing industry sees €6.2bn turnover in 2015

Italian packaging processing €6.2bn turnover in 2015

The Italian food packaging & processing machinery industry rose to €6.2bn turnover in 2015, according to Antonio Cellie, MD, Fiere di Parma.

Published: 28-Oct-2016

Valio ValSa contains 50% less salt than ordinary margarine spreads and cheeses

Valio ValSa contains 50% less salt

Valio lactose free milk powders; sodium reduced Valio ValSa cheese and spread; Play children’s yogurts with less sugar and Valio Better light spread have been recognized by SIAL for its innovation.

Published: 20-Oct-2016

Shelf-appeal chocolate wrappers feature pets that look like famous people

Chocolate wrappers feature pets that look like famous people

Chocolate and Love has found an award-winning formula with its added-value wrappers that feature pets that look like famous people, from Audrey Hepburn to Lady Gaga. 

Published: 20-Oct-2016

Crunch time! Propercorn showcases Crunch Corn range in Paris

Propercorn showcases Crunch Corn range in Paris

Propercorn is showcasing its Crunch Corn range for the European market, at SIAL, Paris, this week October (16-20).

Published: 18-Oct-2016

Frutarom's extract line aims to bring Mediterranean diet benefits to formulators

Frutarom's extract line aims to bring Mediterranean diet benefits to formulators

Israeli ingredient supplier Frutarom Health has launched a line of extracts that offer fortification possibilities for food and beverage manufacturers.

Published: 17-Oct-2016

What farmers want: Stability and investment for long-term future

What farmers want:

Farming methods in Poland have improved considerably over the last ten years, helped by the country's membership of the EU. Now, what the farmers want most are long term contracts that allow them to invest for the future.

Published: 14-Oct-2016

Stealth carrots: How veggies are finding victory in F&B

Stealth carrots and vegetable ingredients

Carrots might look dull compared to trendy super fruits and leafy vegetables, but the humble vegetable is in demand as a subtle but powerful nutritional boost, as consumers seek to increase their vegetable intake. 

Published: 28-Sep-2016

What does sustainability mean to you?

Sustainability and farming: SVZ Ingredients

Successful sustainability initiatives need to consider how farmers work and think, and involve co-operation between all parties, says SVZ International.

Published: 21-Sep-2016

Cornelius’ future suite-smelling as new lab opens for business

Cornelius’ future suite-smelling as new lab opens for business

Darren Spiby, Joy Thomas

CEO, Business technical development manager - Cornelius

Ingredients distributor Cornelius has opened its new research and development facility which the company said would add ‘insight’ and ‘inspiration’ to new product development (NPD).

Published: 06-Sep-2016

From 'good sugar' to reformulation R&D: The companies that welcome sugar taxes

From 'good sugar' to reformulation R&D: The companies that welcome sugar taxes

A sugar tax might be bad news for some manufacturers but for others it's an opportunity. We spoke to a stevia manufacturer, a low GI sugar company and a reformulation R&D firm to see how they view such policies.

Published: 05-Aug-2016

Video: If Donald Trump becomes US president, would it be good for your business?

Video: If Donald Trump becomes US president, would it be good for your business?

Presidential hopeful Donald Trump has vowed to bring back jobs to America by ripping up and renegotiating trade deals with trading partners. FoodNavigator hit the floor at IFT to gauge the reaction of some US and international food companies.

Published: 04-Aug-2016

Trends in fats and oils: It's all about minimal processing, novel ingredients & changing the plant's genetic profile

Trends in fats and oils: It's all about minimal processing, novel ingredients & changing the plant's genetic profile

Consumers are confused over the healthiness of saturated fats, worried about chemical contaminants in processed oils and turned off by labels cluttered with additives to extend shelf and fry life. So what are the options? At this year’s IFT, FoodNavigator spoke to oil and fat experts who discussed the different ways they are approaching this.

Published: 02-Aug-2016

Dr Ben Goldacre: ‘Does this food cause or prevent cancer? Honestly, there's no need for any more stories like that, they have almost no value’

Bad Science author Dr Ben Goldacre at the IFT show

There was plenty of handwringing at the IFT show this year about the lack of scientific literacy characterizing the debate around food and farming, backed up by scores of press clippings about ‘franken-foods.’ But is the media solely to blame, and what’s the remedy? FoodNavigator-USA editor Elaine Watson caught up with ‘Bad Science’ author Dr Ben Goldacre to find out…

Published: 29-Jul-2016

Ireland – aiming to become a world leader in sustainability with Origin Green

Aiming to become a world leader in sustainability with Origin Green

Joe Hayden

Farmer - .

In spite of low farmgate prices for milk, the Irish dairy industry – with its 18,000 dairy farmers – is seen as a world leader, thanks in part to its Origin Green program.

Published: 22-Jul-2016

Lycored survey says consumers will pay more for natural colors

Lycored survey says consumers will pay more for natural colors

Christiane Lippert

Head of marketing (food) - Lycored

Consumers are willing to pay a premium of nearly 50% for food and drink formulated with natural ingredients, according to a new survey commissioned by Lycored.

Published: 20-Jul-2016

Heard of himanthalia? Dutch start-up aims to replace carb-heavy pasta with seaweed

Heard of himanthalia? Dutch start-up aims to replace carb-heavy pasta with seaweed

Himanthalia - or sea spaghetti - may not be commonly known. But as a healthy like-for-like pasta replacement that boosts vegetable intake and is harvested in a sustainable way, it will be soon, says Dutch entrepreneur and founder of Seamore.

Published: 16-Jun-2016

'It's still an attractive market': How are companies overcoming political instability in Turkey?

'It's still an attractive market': How are companies overcoming political instability in Turkey?

At the crossroads of east and west, Turkey offers huge promise but given the current political and economic situation, there are also challenges. FoodNavigator spoke to both Turkish and global companies at Food Ingredients in Istanbul this month to get their tips for doing business in the region.

Published: 18-May-2016

Fungi-based protein can give soy and pea a run for their money, says Quorn

Why do people buy meat-alternatives?

Marketers of meat-alternatives like to talk a lot about sustainable protein, and how we’re going to feed the world in 2050. But are these things really primary purchase drivers today? FoodNavigator-USA caught up with Quorn Foods at the Healthy & Natural Show in Chicago to find out…

Published: 11-May-2016

Food and drink crime: what tops experts’ wish list

 Food crime: what’s on the experts’ wish list

Persuading people to share information about suspected food and drink crime, co-ordinating intelligence sharing and harnessing technology to beat criminal activity topped the wish lists of experts taking part in Food Manufacture’s Big Video Debate on food fraud at Foodex.

Published: 06-May-2016

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